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City targets illegal wet markets on 110 streets

Update: May, 04/2016 - 10:28
All wet markets in Hồ Chí Minh City are likely to be cleared if the People’s Committee approves a proposal by the Department of Health.— Photo congan.com.vn

HCM CITY – All wet markets in Hồ Chí Minh City are likely to be cleared if the People’s Committee approves a proposal by the Department of Health.

The department has written to the administration to also set up an agency to manage food safety that will have the authority and human resources to oversee all stages of the food production process from the farm to the dining table.

The department wants the government to draw up administrative criteria for food safety to prevent unsafe food from being sold.  

According to the Department of Industry and Trade, there are around 110 streets in the city with unlicensed wet markets and street vendors selling food whose origins and quality are unknown.

The markets are found mostly in the districts of Gò Vấp, Bình Thạnh, Thủ Đức, Bình Chánh, Bình Tân, and Tân Phú.VNS

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